Torchlight 2 Engineer Summoner Build Guide

Torchlight 2 Engineer Summoner Build Guide by Bokuden

Hey guys,
Ever since the game came out, I’ve been looking for a way to be a summoner but also not be squishy or be one shotted like the alchemist from TL1 used to be…Then i came along the forums and saw a post regarding full vitality (cnt find the original sorry) and wanted to test it out on ELITE mode…Low and behold im lvl 81 going through New game plus like its normal mode..Ive died about 15 times usually due to my arrogance…traps that one shot u (elite mode they will)..and using the cacklespit potion coz i was stuck on a rooftop of a building and i just beat vyrax tower and i wanted to pick up my loot ..Anywayz I would def recommend this build and will start myself a HC character when i get the chance..Les get started:

-50% block all the need for spells etc
-lots of hp
-very very durable
-Unexpectedly hits very hard!!!!

-Kinda hard to level in the beginning – i always played this character on elite mode and did not cheat n go to internet to play it on a lesser difficulty lol
-sometimes your summons might get stuck in ledges – but just run far enough and theyll respawn near u or run to u

Stat Allocation
-ALL POINTS ON VITALITY – NOTHING ELSE WHY? – because all your skills will be based on player level as well as gear that adds minion damage or health
-Its good to note that block chance caps at 50% so if anyone wants to do a variance of the build and go to dex or focus or watever its up to you
-I was thinking bout putting some on dex to also get dodge but i was already too high a lvl and i did not want to mess up the build

Skills – So since our main atk will be Spider mines (lvl 14)- i used flame hammer as my main atk until then..i did however recover the point before i added points to other skills..then added it as the last point so i can once again recover later on
-Ember hammer –> 1 point – breaks shields 100% – very useful especially since you can take hits, so just run in break shields and let the mines and minions do the rest
-however – i found that at higher lvls i didnt even bother doing this because 1- monsters hit alot harder, 2- the mines and your minions (especially sledgebot) will break it
so feel free to use any 1 handed weapon with good minion enchantments!!
-Storm Burst –> 1 point or your preference – I actually did not get this skill until about lvl 70 and found that if i had this skill early on..i would not have died more than half the times..very useful except against some elites and bosses and make sure you watch out where ur bursting to because you might get stuck

-*Healbot –> 15 points – this is by far the best skill the eng has over all the other characters..just keep putting points into this whenever u can!!!!
-*Spider mines –> 15 points – get this to 5 points early on..and keep it there until ur high enough to get rank 10 due to high mana cost (i think at lvl 46 you can get rank 10)
-This is by far the most underrated skill we have!!!!!!…these scale with ur lvl..and at each lvl gives it a 5% chance increase to spawn a supermine (stuns), and this actually puts a dot on the enemy as well as shock so that ur
next hits, hit alot harder
-Also you can throw these anywhere lol…u dont have to target anything just keep throwing it..and the aoe is awesome..(example – owned the big slime guys on phase portal in new game plus)
-*Gunbot –> 15 points – although its not great the dps is good enough..usually in the earlier lvls wenever i make this guy come out i tank the elite or boss so that he kinda stays still
-*Sledgebot –> 15 points – wow this robot is awesome!!! this guy hits hard (thas what she said)..since in earlier lvls the cd is long and he duration is short..i summon sledgebot and gunbot on intervals..when one goes away summon the other
and vice versa..up to u how u want to play it
-*Bulwark –> 15 points – what more can i say this is great for tanking..up to you how u want to put points into this i usually put points into it whenever i had leftover points

-*Immobilization copter –> 15 points – very underrated as well..this is great against mages..well actually everyone especially at higher lvls because you can kite forever
-*Aegis of fate –> 15 points – This is a must have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…I dont care what people say about forcefield let me tell you why!!!!!!!!!
1- aegis is set off by chance when you get hit..which you will be because ur a tank..also the damage absorbed is calculated by your armor value which you will have high amount due to full stat on Vit
2- Forcefield will only absorb alot of damage if you have charges –> the skills we are using does not generate you have none = forcefield useless
-***At this point i have around 17 unused skill points and am not sure what skill to use it…I am thinking about tremor but still not sure – let me knw what you guys think

-Blood Zombie – I love this because it scales with players pet has one and i have one also
-Animal handling – increased pet dps and armor
-Armor expertise – increased physical armor
-and right now im using barter to get more gold lol — your choice on what you want..theres a spell for increased block chance if you choose to not put all vitality

Pet spells – these are my choice summons but its completely up to you what you want to do
-Blood Zombie
-Summon Skeleton
-Nether imp
-Silence -this is nice against mages especially with nether imp

*This is the most fun spec for me atleast..since im not dying alot and im killing shit fast ass hell…not like a prismatic bolt mage..but def fast..dont underestimate this build..early on you will need alot of mana pots..but at higher lvls it cuts through elite mode like its casual
*Remember you have to resummon at the start of every map
*Try it out especially if you want a Summoner!!!!!!

Thanks guys let me know if you have any questions

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4 Responses

  1. speeko says:

    @ Fernando

    spidermines are not affected by fire and/or electric +dmg. The only thing that buffs them is +pet/minion dmg, so “fire and spark” would be pretty useless

    and @ senbonzakura

    i dont think coup de grace is a good choice since the mines or the other minions dont proc it…so you would have to hit them with emberhammer or some other skill which is based on your DPS…maybe Overload but you dont have strength anyway, so probably the DMG-Output would be better when you keep throwing mines

    btw im on LVL 94 elite NG++ and its fun :)

  2. builder says:

    Wow ..
    Yesterday I started my first NG+ round with this build, easy .. The real monsters are me and my pet & minnions.

    What is the total of all your + X% Damage on pet & minions ?

  3. senbonzakura says:

    Its also my build and put at least a point in coup de grace

  4. Fernando says:

    I’m trying your build (I’m at lv 25) and this is awesome *-*
    I dont know on late levels, but a great choice for your unused points would be fire and shock passive?, it will boost well the mines! lemme know what you think =)


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